Pickleball Happenings

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Photo courtesy of Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

For those who have not been to Hilton Head Island since last summer, you will notice some big changes at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center. We have expanded our facility to include eight additional fully dedicated pickleball courts, bringing our total number of pickleball courts to 16 — all of which are lighted for night play.

The highlight of our programming remains the pro-supervised morning pickleball round robin, where all 16 courts are utilized. These popular events challenge players at every skill level with competitive play. Players are grouped by skill level, and the pro rotates players to ensure that everyone is competing at their skill level. The round robin is a great way to meet other pickleball players who are visiting the Island in a fun, social environment.

Pickleball round robins are held every morning, seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to noon. Beginner clinics are offered for anyone looking for an introduction to pickleball, and advanced clinics are available for players who want to fine-tune their game (must be over the age of 13 to participate). Reservations are encouraged.

The Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Club is another great way to improve your game by playing more frequently at a reduced member rate. Monthly memberships are available for $25 for individuals and $40 for families. Memberships are available for longer periods as well.

Check out the comments by fellow pickleball players on TripAdvisor, Yelp or Google by searching Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center. Hope to see you on the courts soon! For more information, visit www.PalmettoDunes.com/Activities. To reserve a spot in a clinic or round robin, call (866) 242-3169.